I took the reds with me when I ran Tuscaloosa, so they could hang with Jay and there was an Alabama Gymnastics meet on Friday night. They played UCLA, who was actually pretty good.
We met Jay at the coliseum(I never spell that word correctly.), and then grabbed some dinner at Newk’s. Where Addy not only, ate her sandwich, but finished off my bowl of soup, and Claire ate an entire child’s pizza and then ate Addy’s chips. These McPhillips know no bounds to eating off my plate. She highly enjoyed the lobster bisque.
We had excellent seats for the meet (Thanks Uncle Jay!).
Addy was so stoked. And I think it’s safe to say, this kid has figured out competition… a UCLA girl didn’t stick her landing and Addy turned to me and said, “Yes!” and I questioned her, and she replied, “That means she gets point taken off! Her score won’t be as high.” Dang. I didn’t know whether to scold her or hug her.
Claire wasn’t looking forward to the fireworks that they do on the introductions…
But Uncle Jay talked her into digging it and then she was ready to see some more.
“Hold up, Mom. I’m watching gymnastics.”
Addy wanted to meet some of the gymnasts post meet and while we were down on the floor waiting, she started pitching a fit, and I had had enough of it, so I pulled her into the hallway to explain that we were leaving because of her attitude, and she didn’t get to see any gymnasts because of her choices and actions… and low and behold if Kim Jacobs and Ashley Priess don’t walk down the hallway. This child has tears in her eyes 2 seconds before this picture was taken.
Oy. Drama. But they loved it and had a great time!! Bama beat UCLA by one point, which in gymnastics, is huge. So glad we are able to bring them down to fun things like this!